Global greenhouse gases ‘hit the highest point ever in 2020’

Lockdowns and slower economic activity did not succeed in limiting the total concentration of gases in the Earth’s atmosphere, a global review has found

New £30m large-scale UK trial to remove greenhouse gases begins

One of the projects will investigate the management of peatlands to maximise their removal of greenhouse gas emissions

Methane emissions ‘could be slashed by 45% this decade to keep temperature rise to 1.5°C’

Governments need to focus their efforts on three sectors, fossil fuels, waste and agriculture, a UN report warns

Methane reduction technologies offered $35m US funding

Projects that can be replicated easily and commercialised quickly to cut methane accumulation in the atmosphere and mitigate the effects of climate change will be supported

Netflix commits to achieving net zero emissions by 2022

It has pledged to reduce its Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 45% by 2030 under the guidance of the Science-Based Targets Initiative and invest in the regeneration of critical natural ecosystems

Oil and gas majors commit to report and reduce methane emissions

The Oil and Gas Methane Partnership aims to deliver a 45% reduction in the industry’s methane emissions by 2025 and a 60% to 75% reduction by 2030

EU Commission adopts strategy to reduce methane emissions

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas and the second biggest contributor to climate change after carbon dioxide

Climate action: UN celebrates 100th Kigali ratification

Liberia is the latest country to commit to reducing the use of hydrofluorocarbons, commonly found in fridges and air conditioning units

Innovative ‘medusa-like device’ hits the seas

The system features a supercapacitor to temporarily store the harvested energy and an electrochemical setup able to reduce carbon dioxide to formic acid

Drax ‘to become carbon negative by 2030’

The energy producer says it will rely on combining bioenergy generation with carbon capture and storage